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Superyachts Detained in Spain, Another Denied Fuel in Norway

  • Luxury ship held in Catalonia is said to belong to Igor Sechin
  • Former KGB agent’s vessel stranded in Norway as suppliers balk
The superyacht Valerie, moored in Barcelona.
The superyacht Valerie, moored in Barcelona.Source: Bloomberg
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Spanish officials impounded two more yachts as they investigate sanctions against Russia and Belarus, while another tycoon’s boat is stuck in Norway after suppliers refused to provide the fuel needed for it to depart. 

The Crescent, a 135-meter (443-foot) superyacht with two helicopter landing pads and a swimming pool, was detained Wednesday in the eastern region of Catalonia, according to the Spanish transportation ministry. The ship’s owner isn’t publicly known, though it is believed to belong to Russian Igor Sechin, head of Moscow-based Rosneft Oil Co., according to Reuters, which cited a police source it didn’t identify.